“A female-to-male transgender member of the George Washington women’s basketball team wants to be identified as a man this season.” (AP for ESPN.com)
When I came across this story in Google trends (for wednesday trendsday), all kinds of things went through my mind. Discussing the sexual identity/orientation and trans gender issues can be pretty explosive, especially in Christian circles.
But what floored me the most about this was the comments that were flying around on the ESPN.com story about Kye.
It looks like ESPN.com may have cleared them out, but I’ve rarely seen more judgement thrown somebody’s way for a decision that they’re making about their own life. As you could imagine, there was everything from hateful comments to crude jokes directed at Kye.
That kind of treatment towards another human being absolutely sickens me.
Honestly, I don’t care how much I disagree with someone’s decisions about their life on moral and ethical grounds… NOBODY deserves to be treated the way that Kye is being treated right now!
I actually applaud Kye’s teammates for standing by her (or ‘him’ as Kye prefers to be referred to). It’s funny, but that’s the unconditional acceptance that the church should be known for.
All I know is that Jesus loved me unconditionally. And that’s the kind of love that the church should have for others…
Unconditionally means NO MATTER WHAT!
What would happen if the church asked Kye, “I know what you’re dealing with is difficult. How can we help?”